Nelson Rigg CL-1040-TP Jumbo Tail Bag
The bag works as advertised. Putting it on the first time took maybe 5 minutes (on the '02 SV650). If you take it off and leave the straps attached to the bike, it's even faster (although I wouldn't ride with the straps dangling, as they may get caught in the chain/sprocket).
The bag seems quite durable, and is heavier than I had anticipated.
It is a large/tall bag, and is too tall for me (6'0") to swing a leg over when getting on (I can swing a leg over when getting off). I have to step over my seat to get on.
July 5, 2016
A little tough to install on an FJR
I am not giving it an excellent rating because I have just started using it. Ask me in a couple years. The install with the provided straps was a no go. I have some reusable zip ties that firmly attached it and are working very well so far. They look ugly, but I haven't cut off the excess yet. Have some photos on the FJR Facebook page.
April 12, 2016
Fantastic inexpensive fit for my KLR650
Have saddle bags and now top case for my KLR.
Much less expensive than other options. Not as waterproof -not that anything is. Not as durable. But, 1/3rd cost!
Love the look. Easy on. Easy off.
Much safer than hard-bags. K
February 2, 2016
Very nice quality product. Great value!
After a few weekend trips without a tail bag, my significant other was growing tired of the backpack under a cargo net on the pillion. With an upcoming week long trip through a few New England states, we looked for something that could carry her for a week. After some research, I narrowed our options down and could not pass up the price for this Nelson Rigg piece. Having owned the mini tank bag from Nelson Rigg, I was familiar with the products but the the quality of the product is top notch. The ability to expand the bag as well as the ability to expand even the rain cover was key. My expectations for most rain covers is a somewhat universal elasticized cover. This cover was designed to fit the bag like a glove even allowing the bottom to expand via zipper.
When the bag is empty, one nice piece is that it holds it's shape well. Not quite as well when expanded but why expand the bag if it's empty? This is a nice feature as trips with an empty floppy bag can become annoying.
I would recommend this bag if you are looking for a weekend/week long trip. It could possibly be used as a commuter bag as well but honestly may be a bit large for that unless you have a significant amount of cargo daily.
August 17, 2015
So far so good on this bag. Easy to mount, looks great, and it feels/looks like a high quality product. Can't wait to take it out for a weekend ride.
May 25, 2015
Great design for adapting to any bike.
This product is a replacement of my old NelsonRigg tail bag, which had a remarkable durability. The new one shows important improvements in terms of design, features, and weight reduction. I hope it lasts as long as the old one.
May 4, 2015
I really like this tail bag. Its big enough to carry a weekends worth of gear or additional gear for a longer trip with the side bags I have. And it fits a full face helmet when expanded.
October 20, 2014
6500 highway miles with no issues or wear
Chicago to Seattle and Seattle to Phoenix were the bulk of the miles. Works perfect on the rear seat pad of my FJR. Dry with the cover in the rain. Hard rain for 2 days and speed and not a drop. Excellent product and easy to use. With this bag and my paniers I could travel indefinitely with everything I need. I actually have room for more if I want it. Also works as a backrest for me on the FJR.
September 2, 2014